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Evil Twin Freudian Slip

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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Did you also at some point in your life get seduced by promising words like ’probably the best in the world’, ’it works every time’ etc.? This American Barley Wine Ale says it how it is. It’s intense, attention seekingly hoppy, and definitely your kind of beer. A beer with a big ego, drive and a huge thirst for recognition.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1362) - WALES - JUL 6, 2014
Keg at Brewdog. I think it was up as ’Mikkeller Freudian Slip’, though I may be wrong. Dark red / brown, small scummy head. Aroma - sweet toffee, pine. Body is medium, rich and foamy, low carbonation. Taste is semisweet toffee, pine, rosewater, toothpaste with orange squash. Alcohol is well hidden. Very similar to the Stone Old Guardian I just had, but nowhere near as sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3225) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is candy sugar, oak, and booze. Flavor is similar with nice sweetness. Boozy, good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3352) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a thin tan head. Hoppy and peppery aroma with a lot of caramel malts underneath. Flavor starts off with a very sweet and malty taste, almost too sweet, but then is balanced out quickly by the hop bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden and bitterness lingers for a while.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours reddish amber with a good sized dense beige head. The aroma has bready malt, English earthy yeast, woodiness, dry caramel and underlying hints of candy. Fairly full bodied with sweet caramel malt, sugary aspects, very English yeastiness (even though this says its an American barleywine) and ridiculously heavy malt. The finish shows some earthy hoppiness, but still remains malt forward. This bottle is about three months old, so I was expecting a bit more of an aggressive hop presence due to the description. Still nice though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Keg at the Euston Tap, 24/06/14. Dark amber/chestnut brown with a moderate light tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is light booze, sticky pine, hoppy waftings, rich stoned fruit notes, bread pudding, caramel. Taste comprises dark fruit mash, dates, prunes, caramel fudge, hop presence, fruit cake mix. Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close but the alcohol is kept well in check. Decent hopped up barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (782) - - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle from Carriage Hills. Pours a caramel colored amber with a layer of tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts, and citrus. Taste has some dark fruits in it and lots of booze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (277) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Keg at BD Shep Bush. Certainly one of the best barley wines I’ve had. Spicy, hoppy, some citrus notes, big n boozy. Great carbonation and a lingering bubble action that fizzes the tongue. Goes very well with the tan colouring. There is a hint of an astringent chemical harshness here too that gives some negative points. Something I’ve noticed with other high ABV Evil Twin brews. However, this is a total winner and scary drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at a barley wine tasting. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a small head on it. Nose has a fair amount of caramel to it. Taste is slightly sweet, and ends up being pretty smooth. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Reddish brown of color with a creamy beige head. An aroma of sweets, malt, caramel, citrus, pines, strawberry and candy. A flavor of flour, grainy, hops, citrus, oily and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
On tap at Au Cheval. Poured clear deep red with light creme head. Aroma of sweet hop and heavy malt. Light carb med bod. Super malt taste. Drys mouth. Ok


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